quick trips to wine country

These quick getaways are for the traveler on the go or convention attendees who have only half a day to spare for a California Wine Country Getaway. These mini-trips are very doable and rewarding is a short amount of time. Don’t go back home without visiting the wine country of California. Yes, it is okay to sneak away from that convention meeting. It is probably a good idea to call the wineries you want to visit and see if you need to make an appointment.

Suggested Quick Wine Country Trips 

Quick Getaways From S.F./Oakland Bay Bridge – Three Wine Trails

sinskey • Napa Valley – Stags Leap Appellation – Cabernets
• Napa Valley – Domaine Chandon, Robert Mondavi
• Carneros – Artesa, Domaine Carneros


Quick Getaways From the S.F. Golden Gate Bridge – Two Wine Trails

cline-wine• Sonoma Valley – Carneros & Lower Sonoma Valley
• Town of Sonoma – Oldest wineries in California


Quick Wine Getaways From San Jose or Santa Clara – Two Wine Trails

byington-wines• Santa Cruz Mountains off Highway 17 Pinot Noir Wineries
• Santa Cruz Mountains off Highway 85 Boutique Wineries


Quick Wine Getaways From the Sacramento Area – Two Wine Trails

toscano-wines• Sierra Foothill – Shenandoah Valley – Sangiovese, Zin
• Stags Leap – Napa Valley – Cabernet Country